lets see those homemade tanks

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  1. The Renaissance Man

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    Let's see some more!

    Here's my latest home made tank...
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  2. Duchess

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    An idea I have for a cantilever frame. The space behind the goddess wings could house batteries for a hub motor. Can't figure if I'd have the arms go down the fork or stretch out to hold a headlight. I thought light up eyes, too, but might be kind of creepy and not bright enough to be useful.

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  3. The Renaissance Man

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    How about arms at her sides that function as semaphores? :D
     
  4. Duchess

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    That's a good idea, but I don't think they'd be too visible in traffic. I really need to stop thinking about bikes.
     
  5. Dr. Tankenstein

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  7. OneHorsePower

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    My latest tank , fiber glass , open with a hinge , closes with a key lock ,with integrated electric bike computer and on-off switchs
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  8. Duchess

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    TRM tank, but the inside is modified.

    This is the shifter for the SA 3-speed coaster rear. The switch for the light is in the center of the shift dial. The cable housing exits through its own tube located between the center of the top tubes and down to the shifter.

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    Wiring looks ugly, but I wanted to leave plenty of extra for Mk2, which will have more electrical features and a rear fairing. You can kind of see the 12V 2200 mAh li-ion battery in the nose. Oops, I just realized I forgot to shrink up the ends on those butt connectors!

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    To finish off the aero profile of the tank, I took some clear lenses off some cab clearance lights and sanded them down until they matched the diameter of the tank. Thanks to the diffusion lines built into the lens, keeping it even while grinding was easy. Behind the lenses are the 1" LEDs most people are using for these. Brighter than I thought they'd be! After too much deliberation on how to stick the lenses on, I finally realized hot glue was the perfect solution (and much easier than anything else I was planning to do, like plastic weld an internal tab and external seat for a screw).
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  9. handyandy1100

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    Here's a tank I built from a Poplar board...
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    Here's the "tank" on my Huffy Parkside. I made it from styrene sheet...
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  10. OneHorsePower

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    That shifter/switch is Pure genious ! honestly ! :43::41::praise:
     
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  11. JimK

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    Here is one I made:
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    a couple of mine...
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  14. MazdaFlyer

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    Build off tanks...wood, aluminum, copper, vinyl, LEDs, brass, etc.
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  15. PeteMcP

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    Here's some shots showing my latest home-built aluminium tank installed on my on-going build No. 3....

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  16. MazdaFlyer

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    Fabricated tank for ‘34 B10-E Schwinn World. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]


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  17. PeteMcP

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    Blends right in. Outstandingly good!
     
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  18. Duchess

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    I had to look twice as I thought the aged tank was an original you posted for reference!

    Also, I love those tires.
     
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